Back to Basics. Bath bombs by Jane.

It is school holidays in Australia so this is a good time to post a nice activity to do with kids.  This is something that might add to your present cupboard too.   Thank you Jane!   Thank you also to Jane's son who didn't mind being photographed with his girls, Janes gorgeous Grand

How to Make Bath Bombs. 

Step one- Gather your ingredients and some cute helpers.


You will need

  • 1 cup of Bicarb Soda (Baking Soda)
  • ½ cup Cornflour (Corn Starch)
  • ½ cup Citric Acid
  • ¾ tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons Essential oil or perfumed oil
  • Food colouring

Step two

In a large bowl add the Bicarb and the cornflour. Mix together with a spoon.


Step three

Get a small jar

Add the water, oil, Essential or perfumed oil and a few drops of food colouring. Shake vigorously.


Step four

 Make a well in the center of the bicarb and cornflour. Pour in the oil mix. Cover with the powders.


 Step five

Add the citric acid.

Step six

 Use your hands and mix all the ingredients together. It is a dry feeling mix. You really need to scrunch the mix together. Use your muscles for this step.

 Step seven. 

Push the mix into moulds. We have used a silicone cake mould here.

Step eight

When the mix has dried off, gently push the bath bombs out of the moulds. We were a bit excited by this step and were not as gentle as we could have been.


Your bath bombs are now ready to use. Enjoy these smelly, fizzy bath treats. 

Thanks so much Jane.   In a week I will have my Grand daughters here.  I always like to have plenty of actives lined up and they love making things.

See you on Friday! xxx


  1. Bath bombs are always a hit.

    God bless.

  2. Thank you for the step by step instructions. This would be a fun girls day project.

  3. Thanks, Jane--glad to have this recipe. (Cute family, too). The recipe I had didn't hold together well. I have 2-part round sphere molds and the bath bombs have "bombed" more often than not when being removed from the mold. If anyone has any suggestions, I will appreciate them. Bath bombs make lovely gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers--if they don't fall apart, LOL.

  4. Oops, that anon comment was me, Maxine aka mikemax

  5. This is so helpful! What a wonderful activity. I will definitely try it, as I have always wanted to try and make them but have been a bit scared. Your granddaughters are adorable Love Bridget

  6. Jane, Thank you for posting for Annabel.
    You have a beautiful family.

    You make it all sound so easy, that I think I will be adding this to my list of Christmas gifts to make. Thank you for the easy directions and beautiful pictures.

  7. Thanks, Jane! Those are such great gifts. Love that your son is helping your adorable granddaughters.
    Leslie in Ohio

  8. Thankyou Jane, I kept the round molded plastic that our pool table balls came in. Maybe I can get a round shape? I will try them with your recipe - they will be good teenager presents. Clare


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